Selacia Council of 12 Message for Dec. 2007: Part III - A Look at the Future
Personal needs. An example is mealtime. Do you often eat when you are not really hungry, simply because it is "time"? Do you sometimes have a time focus when you eat, hurrying your meal, and then later realize that you ate twice as much food as you really needed? Do you ever feel a slave to a rigid schedule you set for a project, trying to force creative ideas at a predetermined time when your energies would be better utilized doing something else at that moment? Do you honor your personal needs for "down time" and self reflection? Have you learned to be in tune with yourself at a deep enough level to know when you truly need rest, food, companionship, alone time, or a specific activity? Do you factor into your busy schedule enough time to focus on spirit and your spiritual growth? Do you step back from the minutia happenstance of the day often enough to get a larger perspective that exists beyond the short-term? Is it easy for you to ask others for the time you personally need-whether it's alone time, more time to reflect on a key issue, or simply release from an artificial deadline?
Interactions with others. When you update your relationship with time, you will want to do so responsibly and without harm to others. To be responsible with time means that you consider how your actions impact the lives of others.
Examples include your attitude and actions as you interact with other people on the road, in the market, on the phone, at work, or in another public place.
Do you tailgate on the freeway when you are in a hurry? Do you get angry when you must stand in line at the grocery store at the end of your workday? Do you have a habit of being late for meetings with others? Do you arrive late at the movies and disturb others in the audience? Do you make plans with a friend and then change plans at the last minute without regard to how the change impacts your friend? Do you commit to projects at work without a realistic view of how long it will take, your delays setting off a series of other delays for your coworkers? In your most intimate relationships, are you respectful of your loved ones' time?
Being Where You Are
To simply be where you are-without a preoccupation with past events or future outcomes-is easier said than done.
Even though a part of you knows that the present is the only point of real power, it can feel challenging to keep one's awareness present-focused. That's especially true if you don't like your present reality.
To be satisfied with your own existence, even amidst great challenges and suffering, is one of the most difficult things you can learn to do. Arriving at a peaceful coexistence with yourself and your outer world is not automatic. You don't achieve this by reaching a certain age. It doesn't come from where you live. It cannot be reached through fame or fortune. No other person can give it to you. There are no advanced beings from another planet coming to make this happen for you.
This state of peacefulness is only to be found deep within you, when you access your true nature. That eternal part of you exists beyond time and space. The eternal you is unaffected by the world's chaos. It is able to simply "be," no matter what. You can learn to connect with this aspect of Self. You can learn to be satisfied, peaceful, and free. You can learn to feel comfortable with uncertainty. This is your Divine birthright.
You are here during these pivotal moments in time to help influence the upward movement of human consciousness. To stay sane in the process, you will need to become watchful of how you allow others and the world view to influence your mind. You will need to become more aware of emotional states and learn to intelligently work with them to stay in balance.
Your Media Can Be a Blessing or Curse
Powerful media messages, these days accessed 24/7 by anyone who cares to, will remind you of the uncertain state of the world. You can see that as a blessing or a curse. Certainly, your ancient ancestors had no Internet or cell phones to give them the kind of global perspective of change you now have. They often did not know about the sufferings of people beyond their small villages. It was common to be ignorant of the connected web of life on Earth. History was not viewed globally, but regionally from the perspective of what the local peoples had experienced.
You can choose how the media and technology will affect you. You can learn to be OK with evolutionary change and with a world under construction.
Indeed, it is as though you and other humans are living in a construction zone. As humanity and the Earth undergo the process of massive reconstruction, you may feel like you want to run and yet there is no place to run. The changes are underway all around you, while you continue to live on the planet you have long called "home." If there were another planet you knew to go to right now, you might be tempted to go there.
Since that's not an option, you are like the homeowner with the new home needing repairs. You can choose to make the repairs, while also adjusting your view about life and living in a home that doesn't fit your current needs.
The key to empowerment in these chaotic times is to develop more self-awareness, train your mind to switch off the fear channel, and fully develop your intuitively guided reason and ability to question.
You will want to question what others say will happen in the future. You will want to question your own views of what is possible, determining where your blind spots are. Have you discounted something that is important to your soul's growth? Have you forgotten to make sensible plans for some aspect of your future physical existence? Are you taking adequate care of your body? Are you waiting for someone, or a certain event, to change your reality?
On a regular basis, inquire within to determine whether your view of the future is based on perspectives that are sane and balanced. Get in touch with any views that need updating. These include fantasies you may have previously unknowingly bought into, now seeing them for what they are. Acknowledge pessimistic views, too, such as doubting that your efforts can be worthwhile. To create the kind of future you want to live in, you must believe it is possible to change your present reality. You must embrace your role as a Divine Changemaker.
As you continue the journey of rediscovering your Divine nature, we surround you with our love and blessings. We are The Council of 12.
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